Medical Herbalist at The Dispensary Sat 18th February
Christine Haughton, Medical Herbalist, is next with us on Saturday 18th February from 10 - 3 p.m. If you would like to have a general chat about your well being or ask a specific query, just pop into our new shop at 25 Skinner Street, Whitby and see Christine. It’s free and there’s no need to book. Christine also offers free blood pressure checks.
Christine is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists and the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health.
For more information about medical herbalism and Christine’s work please visit her website at www.purplesage.org.uk
or listen to a 10 minute talk about herbal medicine on our website http://www.thedispensary.org.uk/physical/physical-10min-talks
If you’d like to find out more about what we do at The Dispensary, please visit http://www.thedispensary.org.uk
The photo above is of the herb Eucalyptus. A traditional Aboriginal fever remedy, Eucalyptus was introduced to the West in the 19th century by the director of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens, and cultivation of the tree spread in southern Europe and North America. The properties of oils from different species vary slightly, but all are very antiseptic. Other species used for oil production include E.polybracteata and E. smithii, Russian research suggests that some species counteract influenza viruses; others are antimalarial or highly bactericidal. The tree's amazing ability to dry out marshy soil led to its use in eradicating the malaria mosquito in many parts of the world.
Thanks to Christine's website for this information!
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